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Veggie Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

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We’re starting to enter our first weeks of real summer heat – I’m talking 90°+ days – and if anyone turns on the stove they will promptly be turned out of the house. Luckily, I’ve got some great hot day / cold meal recipes in my arsenal.

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Grilled Salsa Verde

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This one recipe has altered my garden plan for next year.  It’s. That. Good. Salsa verde is my new obsession, and tomatillos are really easy to grow!

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Lime Basil Juice + Margarita

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I’ve grown lime basil in my garden for the past couple years, but I never seem to use it for anything worthwhile.  I love both lime and basil, so why can’t I find a good recipe to use the lime basil in?  Then I chanced upon this recipe – so unique, so unexpected! – and made it mine.

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No-Bake Protein Breakfast Bars

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I have been trying to eat a balanced breakfast, but I need something that’s easy and isn’t full of mystery ingredients. These protein bars cover all my bases, and I can grab one on my way out the door and eat it on my way to work. Filling, healthy, and no-bake!

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Shamrock Sugar Cookies

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I’m not big into sweets, but this idea popped into my head and I couldn’t stop thinking about it until I made some. These are the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat, each cookie contains a little shamrock! The base recipe is also my favorite sugar cookie recipe – light and sweet and buttery.

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Curried Lentil Soup

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This soup is like a warm hug on a cold day. Are you experiencing too many cold days lately? Great, me too. I could use a warm hug. I could use more soup.

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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

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In my world, biscotti is luxury food. Biscotti is for quiet mornings with a cup of coffee and a good book, or staycations that need to feel like more than just a normal weekend at home, or days when you just need cookies for breakfast.

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Quick and Easy Guacamole

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This is one of my all-time favorite recipes. It’s easy and tasty and I could eat it for days on end. It’s right up there with tzatziki as far as snacks that I really love.

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Crescent Roll Taco Ring

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It’s football season, which to me means one thing: appetizers. I don’t really care for football, but I’ll hang out and watch a game if there are good friends and good food present. Today, I’m bringing you the ultimate party app – crescent roll rings!

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

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Homemade taco seasoning is a super simple recipe, using common ingredients. I had all of these spices on hand already, which means it would take MORE effort to go to the store and buy pre-made taco seasoning.

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